The admissions committee seeks students with traits that demonstrate entrepreneurial ability, such as creativity, proactivity, and a comfort with the unknown. MIT sloan uses past experience as the strongest predictor of a student’s success. The application focuses on a student’s ability to demonstrate success in their career, academic, and community life, rather than focusing on future goals. This emphasis on past success drives MIT Sloan’s preference for candidates with work experience, though they do accept applications from those still in school. Sloan’s admissions essay differs a bit from traditional essays: students are asked to submit a cover letter seeking a place in the MIT Sloan MBA Program. The letter should conform to a standard business correspondence and be addressed to Mr. Rod Garcia, Senior Director of Admissions. (250 words or fewer). Students then have the opportunity to share additional information about themselves, in any format they choose. Some applicants choose to submit an essay, but plenty go a more creative route and submit a blog post, YouTube video, or other multimedia format that demonstrates their creativity.